Gardens By The Bay Giving Free Hotel Stay & Sakura Festival Tickets To People Who Had To Cancel Their Japan Trips


Are you upset that your travel plans to Japan have been cancelled because of the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak?

Don’t be too disappointed.

Because while you are no longer able to see cherry blossoms in Japan, you can still see cherry blossoms at Gardens by the Bay…for free.

Don’t Say Bojio: Gardens By The Bay Giving Away Sakura Festival Tickets & Hotel Stay

Announced on Tuesday, 10 March, Gardens by the Bay will be offering 500 lucky winners the chance to attend their Sakura Matsuri event as well as enjoy a staycation package at the Pan Pacific Singapore!

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But wait, there’s a catch.

Only those who cancelled their scheduled flights to Japan between 1 March and 31 May 2020 will be eligible to take part in this lucky draw.

Be right back while I go plan my holiday with Scoot’s free 1-time date change offer!

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Sakura Matsuri Event

The Garden’s by the Bay Sakura Matsuri: Tale of the Peach Boy Floral Display event was launched last Friday, 6 March.

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The event circles around Momotaro, a boy who born from a giant peach, and this tale was inspired by Japanese folklore.

Other than looking at Momotaro, you can also take a peek at how the Japanese survive winter with the Gassho-style farmhouse installations. The thatched roofs are as such despite the small establishments in order to withstand the heavy snowfall.

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And if you’re a fan of Japan, you probably would have known that Japanese shrines usually have these torii gates.

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They are definitely iconic, and posing under these gates will give off the vibe that you’re actually in Japan!

And of course, you’ll also be able to take photos of the beautiful flowers that have bloomed. Experience Japan through the cherry blossoms and take as many as you want as they’re only around for a limited period of time.

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Pan Pacific Singapore Staycation Package

The giveaway by Gardens by the Bay will include three different packages.

The first one is the Great Fun-Mily Escapade package that is worth a whopping $798+!

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It includes a weekend staycation for two adults and two children, Flower Dome tickets and brunch at Keyaki, the top Japanese restaurant in the hotel.

Image: Pan Pacific Singapore
Image: Pan Pacific Singapore

The next package includes a weekend staycation for two adults, Flower Dome tickets, and dim sum brunch at Hai Tien Lo. This package is worth $437.60+.

Image: Pan Pacific Singapore

Hai Tien Lo is said to be the best Cantonese restaurant and it’s conveniently located in the hotel!

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And the last package includes a weekend staycation for two adults, Flower Dome tickets and dinner at Edge.

Image: Pan Pacific Singapore
Image: Pan Pacific Singapore

This package is said to be worth $476+.

How To Sign Up For The Lucky Draw?

If you qualify for the lucky draw, you’ll probably want to know how to enter it, right?


Simply send an email to [email protected] with the subject “Sakura Matsuri Giveaway (your name)” and with the following details:

  • Name
  • Mobile number
  • Number of people on Japan trip
  • Proof of Japan trip booking confirmation
  • Proof of cancellation from airline or travel agent

You should also include reasons as to why you should win the lucky draw. The top three most compelling reasons will receive a bonus “trip to Japan” right here in Singapore.

You have until 15 March to complete your entry and send it in. Winning entries will be announced at a later date.

May the luckiest of ’em all win!

What If I Don’t Win?

Don’t be too disheartened if you realised that you didn’t win or if you don’t qualify for the giveaway though, because Gardens by the Bay still has 50% off on all attractions from now until 22 March 2020!

Embrace the coolness within the dome and escape from reality for a while by buying tickets to the event. It’s definitely going to be worth it.


Event Details

Where: Flower Dome

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

Date: 6 to 29 March 2020

Time: 9am to 9pm